Pewaukee merger proposal moves forward, minus key provision

By Mike Johnson of the Journal Sentinel

Village of Pewaukee – Efforts to get a referendum before voters on merging the two Pewaukees could be doomed.

The Village Board declined Tuesday night to approve a controversial street utility district, a key precondition to a merger between the Village and City of Pewaukee.

But it did approve a consolidation ordinance – stripped of the street utility district wording – and forwarded it to the city Common Council for consideration.

If the council approves the revised ordinance – which establishes the procedures to accomplish consolidation – a merger referendum could occur in November.

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